This season's "Men Tell All" episode of The Bachelorette was light-hearted and fun — because two of this season's most talked-about contestants, Justin and Frank, weren't there. As Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com, Justin chose not to show, while Frank was purposely excluded so that he could appear on next week's "After the Finale Rose." Harrison shares what didn't make it on this week's episode — including Derrick (aka "Shooter") explaining why he chose to tell such an embarrassing story on Night One — and also which of the final two men remaining, Roberto and Chris L., is the overwhelming favorite to win Ali's heart.
So I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of these "Men Tell All" reunion specials, especially when they get dragged out for two hours. So, in the interest of everyone, I am going to skip over the many clip shows and retrospectives to get to the good quotes from the guys. All of this (except for the hilarious gag reel at the end of the show) is stuff we've already seen before anyways.
Lie To Me
Lie to Me
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Richard Burgi's longtime Desperate Housewives character, Karl Mayer, might have been killed off last season, but life in Hollywood goes on for Burgi, who turns up here as the governor of Virginia. Life goes on for the governor, at any rate, but not for the young woman who dies at one of his campaign rallies. Was it simply a botched assassination attempt? Cal suspects maybe not. Sheryl Lee plays the governor's wife, Janet. — Paul Droesch
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Christina Hendricks, Glenn Beck
TV had some announcements to make this week. Kathy Griffin had something to say about cancer prevention. Nigel Lythgoe thinks the So You Think dancers should warm up. Someone on The View has a "girl crush." And Glenn Beck used humor to announce a personal health crisis. Welcome to Top Moments: Hear Ye Hear Ye Edition.
Although viewers weren't surprised to see Frank leave Ali on this week's Bachelorette, host Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com his exit left more questions than answers. Why does Harrison think Frank took the easy way out? And with Ali's intense chemistry with Roberto and her deep connection with Chris L., can Ali "screw this up?" Plus: A surprise guest stops by the Men Tell All.
This week's episode begins with a montage of each guy's time on the show thus far as they talk about how they need to open up completely to win Ali's heart. Easier said than done for all three, since Chris L. has been slow to show his true feelings, Roberto and Ali have concentrated a lot on physical chemistry more than anything else and since Frank has been so unsure of his and Ali's relationship the entire time.
However, Frank's montage quickly turns from sappy and boring to despicable and dramatic, when Frank begins to talk about his dilemma. He explains that, as he's fallen in love with Ali, he has simultaneously started to have feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Nicole, again. Frank says it's "killing him" that he has feelings for two girls (cry me a river) and explains that he has to go to Chicago to see Nicole before he leaves for Tahiti to be with Ali. The absolute worst part is the Ali doesn't even know about Nicole. Nicole was the last relationship Frank had before he went on the show, but even then, he says he hasn't talked to her in months. So what gives?
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Roberto, Chris L. or Frank — who'll Ali choose? That's one question you might be asking as this romance sweepstakes enters the cavorting-and-canoodling-in-a-tropical-paradise stage. (This time it's Tahiti.) But another question might be: Who'll Frank choose? Rumor has it that Ali might not be the only lady in Frank's heart, and he was hesitant at times in Chicago last week. We'll see for certain tonight. In any event, Ali will pick the final winner Aug. 2 (next week is the "Men Tell All" show) in Bora Bora. — Paul Droesch
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